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Guest Designer August 2019

Hello,

Please join me and welcome August’s Guest Designer, Sue Nagata!

This is her adorable card, and how she created it.  You could also get more details on her blog post here.


I used Sugartree Stamps’ Party Animal digital kit for my card – specifically, the awesome partying penguin and the sentiment.  I printed the penguin with my inkjet printer on white cardstock, trimmed to A2 card size and added colour with Copic markers.  I printed the sentiment on some orange/gold cardstock and trimmed it to a double ended fishtail banner.  To complete the card, I added a shiny “pompom” with a rhinestone.

Supplies used:


 

Thank you so much for guest designing for a2z this month Sue!  To see more of Sue creation, go over to her blog: foleysfriends.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

August

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 


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Hero Arts Everything Smiles Shaker Window Card

Hi everyone,

I just love that little cup cake from the Hero Arts Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut set.  And I think it’s just so cute to use on a birthday card.  With the help of my MISTI, it’s easy to stamp a background using it.

 

On a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch white card stock I stamped and watercolored the cupcakes background.  Then I place it on top of a white card case, secure with washi tape, and I die cut the speech bubble both layer at the same time.   This ensures the windows are aligned.

Next I align the sentiment (‘sweet’ from the Color Layering Pomegranate, and ‘birthday wishes’ from the Many Birthday Messages set) so it’s inside the window and stamped in black.

Then I glued a piece of acetate on the back of the cupcake panel, and another on the front of the card base.  I put foam adhesieve all around the windor on the card front, filled with sequins and beads, peeled off the backing of the foam adhesive and placed the cupcake panel on top carefully aligning the window.  You noticed something wrong here?!  Yeah I was so excited creating my shaker window I forgot to put foam adhesive around the outside edge of the card.  Hmmm… what to do.  Well I just glued the cupcake panel onto the card base.  The shaker is sandwiched in between.  It works.  LOL  I actully made another booboo but I think it’s minor enough that you don’t really see it.  But if you do I’d love to hear it.  Leave me a comment.  😀  Lastly I rounded the corners and add Diamond and Star Dusk Stickles onto the frostings.

 

So fun and glittery!!  Grab your favorite images and make a birthday card, and join in the challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

Do you know we are having a sizzling summer sale?!

All stamps are 10% off for the rest of the month! This includes already bundled for savings items and already marked down items!

AND

We will now be offering Free Shipping (US only) on all orders over $35!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

August

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Watercolors
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Ranger Stickles (Diamond, Star Dust)
  • Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Sequins (Cantaloup)

 


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Product Spotlight | Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut

Hello there,

I think many of you have seen the Gingerbread House stamp but do you know the Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut is really cute too?

Here’s are some gorgeous examples created by Hero Arts artists.

This House Stamp & Cut is still available in the a2z store.  Get it for your next project, other than ‘home’ theme, I’d bet it looks great in a winter scene.  🙂

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use the discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.


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Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Ornaments

Hi,

I know, I know it is only July, but I have been working on my Christmas cards stash.  Sparkle and shimmer is always a great element to use on Christmas cards.

 

For this first one I die cut some gold foil card stock with Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die to decorate the ornament.  To make less matchy matchy I heat embossed the greeting with Brass embossing powder.  On the hot pink card base I splattered some white acrylic paint.

Since I got everything out already, why not make more?  🙂  I used the same design, just swap the gold foil card stock with metallic dark blue card stock, and gold heat emboss the greeting instead.  On the white card base, I splattered Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.

I also coated the die cut bow with Clear Wink of Stella.

So do you have a preference?  Inspired?  Go ahead, make something Sparkly and Shinny and play along our July Challenge – Sparkle and Shine.  Scroll down to get the details.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

JulyPlease join us in this month’s “Sparkle & Shine” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 


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Guest Designer July 2019

Hello,

Cindy here to introduce you this July’s Guest Designer – Char Kochensparger, one of our former design team member !  I’d bet you’re familiar with her Digi Duel posts in the past, a talented lady indeed!!  Let’s see what she has installed for us.


 

Hey, friends, so happy to be guesting today at a2z! I love that this month’s challenge is Sparkle & Shine, because I’m all about the glitter!

I decided to make a card with a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s blog and I wanted to try something a little different, so I cut the front off the card edge so my large die cut would jut off the edge. Keep in mind that I tried this technique on the pearl alcohol inks and the original inks. I couldn’t get good results with the pearl inks, though your results might be different. So I stuck with the original alcohol inks. Here’s how I created this one.

 

 

Supplies used:

I used Hero Arts Nesting Infinity Heart Dies but if you don’t have it, other dies such as Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies works just as well.

 

You can check out some of my social media for more projects. I’m @chark99 on IG and my blog is Glitter In My Kitchen


 

Awesome!!  Thank you so much Char for guest designing for a2z this month!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

July

 

Please join us in this month’s “Sparkle & Shine” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.


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Hero Arts Love Swirls Stenciled Wedding & Anniversary

Hello there,

July’s challenge theme – Sparkle & Shine prompts me to think of weddings and anniversaries.   And I am using this stencil, Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil today.

Isn’t it lovely?  Now let’s take a look of my projects.

First up I made a CAS wedding card.  The pattern of the stencils reminds me of a bride’s veil, or it could be some details on a wedding dress.  So I went ahead and align the stencil on a white card base so that only half is on the card.  I masked the necessary areas and spread a light modeling paste over the stencil, lifted the stencil and sprinkled Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the paste right away so they would adhere.  After it dried I furbish the glitter by rubbing the stenciled area.  And shake off the excess glitter.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment in Brass.

Next I created an anniversary card.  I used an inking tool and inked only parts of the stencil.  I did one side first then move the stencil to the opposite side and repeated the process.  Then the sentiment is stamped in black and clear heat embossed.

Next I masked the stenciled area and the sentiment, and splatter the middle section with Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.

Both cards are one layer, so very mailing friendly!  🙂  Btw, the Love Swirls stencil is on sale right now, It’s 50% off the regular price.  Get yours today.

Now it’s your turn to make something Sparkly and Shinny and play along our July Challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

JulyPlease join us in this month’s “Sparkle & Shine” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut Celebration

Happy Sunday!!

 

The sun is shining and that’s all the reason I need to celebrate!!  😀

I bake a cake and I want to make it festive when I serve it.  So I created a tiny banner using several small images from Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut set.

 

 

I think this project is really self explanatory, so I will skip the details.

Next up I used the same idea and add a banner to my very festive journal pages.  The page is stamp with Hero Arts Sweet Sprinkles Cling stamp.  I inked it with various distress ink and spritz with Perfect Pearl solution, then stamp in my journaling book.  After everything dried, I adhere my banner on top.  Such a festive and colorful page, don’t you think?

 

Now it’s your turn, grab your stamps and bring it “outside the box”!  *wink wink!

Enjoy the rest of the day and hope you’d find time to craft.  Looking forward to seeing your creations that’s not a card in the June Challenge gallery!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Product Spotlight – Hero Arts Swans and Cattails & Layering Swan

Hi everyone!

Cindy here back with another Product Spotlight post.  Today let’s take a look of these two lovely sets.

Swans and Cattails                                                           Color Layering Swan

Here’s some gorgeous projects with these two sets.

 

 

 

 

 

I also think these sets would be great for a summer layout, or wedding cards, or theme party invitations.  Do you have a special project in mind with them.  Get them soon.  Grab the discount code below!  🙂

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Everything Smiles Color Swatches

Hello,

 

Cindy here to share a few fun projects, color swatches, skinny bookmarks and lunch box message tags.  I am inspired by this month’s challenge – Anything But a Card.

It’s been a while since I last documented my inks.  So I decided it’s time, but instead of using one stamp, I used Hero Arts Everything Smile Stamp and Cut set.

 

The small stamps are perfect for the ombre ink pads, they fit onto the different strip of ink.  Here’s look of all the swatches before I put them in the book ring.

 

For my next project, I made skinny bookmarks?  Okay I know lots of people are reading on-line, but still books are all around us, and I’d bet some of you want book mark your favorite chapter!  Also I personally like to bookmark my ‘go-to’ recipes in my cook books and magazines.  (Yes I admit I have a tough time parting with my magazines).  Alright, enough babbling, here they are:

Btw why skinny bookmarks you ask?  Well it’s less likely to fall out (in my opinion)!!  The two on the left I stamped in black and colored with watercolors and coloring pencils.  The last one I stamped in color and left it CAS.

Do you see the green light bulb?  Yeah my paper moved and the second stamping is off set.  So I added hand drew some lines and wrote the word ‘ding’ to made it a ‘light bulb’ moment.   😀

For the last project I made some small lunch box message tags.  The larger speech bubble die from the Everything Smile Stamp and Cut set (I think) is perfect for this purpose.  Imagine what a delight to find a speech bubble tag that says ‘Enjoy’ in your lunch box/bag?!  🙂

 

I added a little special touch on each of the tags, the apples got glittered cheeks.  The cup cake frosting is coated with Sprinkle Sugar and extra sprinkle of diamond glitter powder.  The heart is coated with glossy accept so it’s more ‘puffy’ (if you would).

You made all the way to the end!!  Thanks for reading this far.  I hope I’ve inspired you to pick up your favorite stamps and join in our June challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.  Happy crafting!!

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Product Spotlight – Hero Arts Color Layering Rooster

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Just a reminder that many items are back into the a2z store.  For example this wonderful set, Color Layering Rooster.

Want some inspiration?  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

examples from 2017 Hero Arts Catalog

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking june challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.